Major Private Indian Bank Partners With Ripple for Cross-Border Remittances

India’s Federal Bank, a commercial private bank, has partnered with Ripple to use its network for cross-border remittances. The bank announced the development in a letter on March 28. The partnership with Ripple comes as part of a wider initiative to apply new technologies to the bank’s remittances network. Also on March 28, Federal Bank launched two remittance platforms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for making payments to India. One of the platforms will purportedly allow non-resident Indians in the UAE to send money through exchange houses and banks…

This Bitcoin Price Rally is Masking a Serious Problem

By CCN.com: This week is looking to end on a positive note for bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency clawed its way above $4,100, adding $1 billion to its market cap in the process. Bitcoin Price Cracks $4,100 as Bullish Sentiment Grows The bitcoin-to-dollar rate established an intraday high at $4,103, up 2.24-percent since Friday’s opening price. The session peak also marked bitcoin’s highest mark since February, leading many to believe that the cryptocurrency was finally breaking out of its prolonged bearish bias. The shift in sentiment has been building since bitcoin’s…

Largest Austrian Energy Provider Debuts DLT-Based E-Car Charger

Wien Energie, the largest energy provider in Austria, has announced a charger for electric cars based on distributed ledger technology (DLT) in a press release on March 28. Per the release, Wien Energie in partnership with blockchain tech firm Riddle & Code are testing an electric vehicle charging station with “integrated secure machine identity” in Vienna. The new machines purportedly aim to provide immutable data interfaces that connect various aspects of the power supply chain, including smart meters, producers and consumers. In its initial stages, the station will purportedly allow…

Bitmain Announces Antminer s17 Date: Can It Turn the Company’s Fortunes Around?

Cryptomining manufacturer Bitmain has revealed the release date for its next-generation Antminer S17 series. The S17 set of miners includes the Antminer S17 Pro, Antminer S17 and the Antminer T17. The Antminer S17 is the latest in the company’s line of fabless mining chips. According to the post, the chips, which are expected to go on sale from April 9, 2019, will provide an energy-efficient means of mining popular cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and bitcoin cash. The miners will be fitted with the 2nd generation 7nm ASIC BM1397 mining chips…

US SEC Delays Decision on Bitcoin ETF Applications From VanEck and Bitwise

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has delayed its decision on a rule change to the Securities Act that would allow the listing of Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded funds (ETF). The SEC published its decision in a public notice on March 29. Bitwise filed its application with NYSE Arca on Feb. 15 under the condition that it would reach a decision in 45 days. Should the commission feel the need to extend that period, it is permitted to extend the review period to 90 days. Following today’s decision, the…

Crypto Prices May Be Down, But Industry Fundamentals Are Healthier Than Ever

The cryptocurrency market has been through the wringer over the past 15 months. The prices of most altcoins have plummeted by 90% or more from their all-time highs, and the king of crypto itself, Bitcoin, has declined as much as 85% as well. But despite prices being far lower than they once were, the health of the industry itself is only getting stronger fundamentally, according to one cryptocurrency analysis firm. Boston-Based Data Firm Reveals Crypto Industry Is Healthier Than Ever While sentiment around the cryptocurrency market is still extremely bearish…

Universal Protocol Alliance to Launch Euro-Pegged Stablecoin in April

The Universal Protocol (UP) Alliance, a coalition of blockchain firms including crypto exchange Bittrex and decentralized browser Brave, will launch its own euro-pegged stablecoin in April, according to a press release on March 28. The UP’s stablecoin, dubbed the Universal Euro (UPEUR) will be pegged to the euro on a 1:1 basis and will reportedly allow customers to earn up to 8 percent interest. The Universal Euro will purportedly be available directly on digital money platform Uphold and participating exchanges, as will be accepted by crypto custodian and device providers…

Bitcoin Price Escaped Bear Market 3 Months Ago: Analyst

By CCN.com: After a long and bitter winter, the crypto thaw has arrived and bears have lost their grip on the market. One economist says the bears were sent packing into hibernation as many as three months ago from a technical standpoint, though you wouldn’t know it from March’s narrow bitcoin trading range. Alex Kruger: Bitcoin Has Vanquished Bear Market – That’s a Fact Believe it or not, with the bitcoin price hovering near $4,100, the bulls have finally wrestled back control. Investors failed to commemorate the occasion with a…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, Tron: Price Analysis, March 29

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Japan is moving towards regulated crypto exchanges. The Japanese financial regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), has recently approved two entities to begin operations in April. Currently, only about 14 percent of the total 216 crypto exchanges around the world are licensed by regulators,…

Bitcoin Briefly Hits Monthly High Above $4,100, British Pound Marks 31-Year Low

Friday, March 29 — Bitcoin (BTC) has hit a monthly high of $4,112 today, while top 20 cryptocurrencies by market cap are trading sideways. Many of the top 20 coins are in red at press time, with Maker (MKR) seeing the biggest losses of almost 5 percent, while Tezos (XTZ) rallied over 15 percent over the past 24 hours. Market visualization from Coin360 The biggest cryptocurrency Bitcoin has hit a multi-week high of $4,112 earlier today, continuing a moderate growth over the day. Bitcoin is up around 0.3 percent at…